Provide new technologies to reduce harvesting pressure on vegetation
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Providing new, efficient technologies to people who live in or near marshes or swamps could reduce pressure on wild biological resources. More efficient equipment would use less of the natural resource, reducing the amount that needs to be harvested. For example, fuel-efficient fish-smoking systems installed in Cameroon could reduce the demand for wood, which is largely extracted from mangroves (Feka et al. 2010). New technologies might also have health benefits, such as the production of less, or less harmful, smoke.
To be included as evidence for this action, studies must have quantified the effects of new technologies on marsh or swamp vegetation or human behaviours that threaten it (e.g. the amount of wood harvested). Studies that simply monitor the technologies (e.g. the amount of wood consumed by stoves of different designs) are not included as evidence.
Feka N.Z., Chuyong G.B. & Ajonina G.N. (2010) Sustainable utilization of mangroves using improved fish-smoking systems: a management perspective from the Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve, Cameroon. Tropical Conservation Science, 2, 450–468.